Bull Durham (1988) Poster



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Blackboard Jungle (1955)
"Rock Around The Clock" from this movie is featured.

Referenced in 

The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989) (TV Special)
The Dream Team (1989)
Seen on a theater marquee in New York City
Siskel & Ebert: Winter People/Say Anything.../Field of Dreams/She's Out of Control/Dead Calm (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Field of Dreams" review.
Siskel & Ebert: Family Business/Blaze/We're No Angels/The Wizard/The Rosegarden (1989) (TV Episode)
In his review of "Blaze" (1989), Ebert mentions that Ron Shelton also made this movie.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Splendor in the Class (1991) (TV Episode)
Hailey and Parker discuss "Bull Durham" at Mondo Video.
The Golden Girls: Where's Charlie? (1991) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
Siskel & Ebert: City of Joy/Proof/The Babe/Deep Cover/The Famine Within (1992) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Babe" review.
Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1992 (1993) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel says "The Babe" (1992) seemed particularly weak coming after movies such as this one.
A Perfect World (1993)
The title "Bull Durham" is painted on a wall behind Kevin Costner as he walks toward the "friendliest" store.
Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
Nick Decker says he like the movie to its directer Ron Shelton
Siskel & Ebert: American Beauty/Blue Streak/For Love of the Game (1999) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "For Love of the Game" review.
Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #8.5 (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by James Lipton in the introduction, still images from the movie are shown, and Kevin Costner talks about the movie.
Gilmore Girls: Richard in Stars Hollow (2002) (TV Episode)
Lorelai suggests renting it for a "Three Faces of Costner" movie night.
Tangled Web (2002) (Short)
Parodies one of the scenes from Bull Durham
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
duplicate quote:"..you couldn't hit water if you fell out of a boat.."
Charlie Rose: Episode dated 6 September 2004 (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tim Robbins.
Gilmore Girls: Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller (2004) (TV Episode)
During the scene when Sookie confronts Lorelai about knowing that Lorelai and Luke have kissed, Sookie then says "How was it?.... Was it on top of a table? Cause I always thought it would be on top of a table. OH - like in 'Bull Durham'!"
The Upside of Anger (2005)
During the wedding scene, the band plays the song "Try a Little Tenderness" and after singing a few lines, the singer starts humming, as if he forgot the lyrics. This is a cross-movie joke as this was the same song featured in the older film, where Kevin Costner's character gets upset with another player for not knowing the words to the song.
Make or Break TV: The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (2008) (TV Episode)
Listed as one of Charles Hirschhorn's credits.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $25,000 question
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.30 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Alex Trebek in relation to a $1,000 clue in the category "Basebrawl"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.73 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Movies by Quote"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.91 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $15,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $1,000 question
Who Do You Think You Are?: Susan Sarandon (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the opening narration
Smashed (2012)
Charlie's buddy tries to pick a girl in a bar by offering the plot of Bull Durham has his own life story.
Suits: Asterisk (2012) (TV Episode)
Mike - "he's just protecting the church of baseball" Harvey - "Are you going Bull Durham on me?" they then go on to compare Mike to Tim Robbins and Harvey to Kevin Costner
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 4 September 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
memorable line from film is heard
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of the greatest characters in sports movies
Hollywood Game Night: Show Me Your Music, I'll Show You Mine (2014) (TV Episode)
Jason Sudeikis mentions this movie by name during the game Celebrity Name Game
108 Stitches (2014)
Phan Quan mentions Crash Davis.
Scarewaves (2014)
Referenced in dialogue
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 22 October 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by Mark Teixeira
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.9 (2014) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Costner on Sports" category
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.10 (2014) (TV Episode)
Dan compares a contestant's story about sprinklers coming on during a college football game to the film
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 11 February 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned in conversation with Kevin Costner
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kevin Costner/Portia de Rossi/David Frei (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions the film when introducing Kevin Costner, and says that he grew up with the poster in his bedroom
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 20 February 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of favorite sports movies
Saturday Night Live: Taraji P. Henson/Mumford & Sons (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Cinema Classics sketch
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 17 July 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Tim Kurkjian says he likes this baseball movie
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 4 August 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.12 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Movie Sum-Up" category
Second Chances (2016)
Dan and Erin dance in her living room like Crash and Annie in Bull Durham.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 May 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Rick Carlisle
How to Get Away with Murder: It's About Frank (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Toonami Pre-Flight: Favorite Sports Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Gill's choice
Better Call Saul: Expenses (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a Kevin Costner movie.

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1988 (1988) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. #3 on Gene Siskel's top-ten list.
Diamonds on the Silver Screen (1992) (TV Movie)
Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) (TV Movie)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
This film is #97 on the list.
Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #8.5 (2001) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Between the Lines: The Making of 'Bull Durham' (2001) (Video)
documentary about Bull Durham
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) (Video)
footage shown
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Movie)
This film is #5 on the "Sports" list.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Fast & Furious/Adventureland/Sugar (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage shown when referenced
Starz Inside: Sex and the Cinema (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips featured.
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.59 (2009) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Susan Sarandon movies
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.11 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown during Jeff Greenfield's segment
Hollywood's Top Ten: Batter Up! (2011) (TV Episode)
TruInside: Bull Durham (2016) (TV Episode)
References and clips throughout episode
Fastball (2016)
Clips shown in discussion of how Steve Dalkowski inspired Nuke

Spoofed in 

Major League (1989)
Idle Hands (1999)
The Rookie (2002)
How I Met Your Mother: Last Cigarette Ever (2009) (TV Episode)
The scene in which Don, Robin's co-anchor, describes to the local new crew his one weekend on the network news mimics the scene in which Crash Davis describes to the minor league players his short stint in the major league.
The Venture Bros.: It Happening One Night (2016) (TV Episode)
Hank parodies Crash's speech about what he believes in.
Hotel Transylvania: The Series: Wendy Big and Tall/Doppelfanger (2017) (TV Episode)
Phlegm ball super-star Noosh LaLoosh is spoof of Tim Robbin's character 'Nuke' LaLoosh

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